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Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

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Frayne, SusanM BW3x4 Susan M. Frayne Associate Professor, Medicine
glenn chertow Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
r01palhsm07 r01 med  va  govhomedirvhapalzulmadmy documentsmy picturesdonna zulman037 12 13 11 Donna Zulman Assistant Professor, Medicine Physician Investigator, VA
Zenios, Stefanos BW3x4 Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Yock bio Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
pg Pascal Geldsetzer Assistant Professor, Medicine
Morton1 John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Erickson Kevin Kevin Erickson CHP/PCOR Associate Instructor, Medicine
Robin Kamal Stanford Health Policy Robin Kamal Master's Student, Health Policy
Aytuğ Pic Aytuğ Şaşmaz Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Photo of Mary-Collier Wilkes Mary-Collier Wilks Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022